Chicago Independent Film (and TV) Festival


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A contest with more prizes and connections and winning scripts read by and/or pitched to Circle of Confusion x 2, writer/show developer at Showtime + Netflix, Innovative Artists, TV agent at WME and more to be added.

Winning Feature script table read in Chicago with SAG/AFTRA, AEA and top-improv talent. April 20th during Chicago Script Days.

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Premiere sponsor ISA.

All submissions receive a FREE 3-month membership to ISA CONNECT from leading screenwriting site and service ISA, International Screenwriters' Association.

Winners receive: Script reads, notes and/or consultations from Circle of Confusion x 2, writer/show developer at Showtime + Netflix, Innovative Artists and more to be added!

GREAT AMERICAN SCRIPT CONTEST will be bringing not only legit and first-rate chances for you to connect with industry decision makers, agents and producers in Los Angeles, but also provide opportunity to network at live events in Chicago and LA. Script Con will not only be one of the best opportunities for you to get your writing seen and discovered, finalists will all be part of the physical Script Con in Chicago (April) and in LA (June). Teaming with Chicago Comedy and Chicago Independent Film +TV Festivals, The Great American Script Contest is set to give you unbelievable access and connections to the industry. Ran by the same team behind CCFF and CIFF, Great American Script Contest brings decades of Hollywood experience, knowledge and real chances for you to make it in the industry.

Before submitting to a contest and competition be sure to check out their track record and the success rate of the their claims. Years of work with, running and being a part of film festivals as well as script competitions has taught us that bold claims of getting meetings with "someone from HBO" or having an "exec who has worked for Netflix" are often extremely embellished claims- click bait to get you to submit. Do the research, read the fine print and "subtext". It's your money, spend it on real opportunity!

Our staff and guaranteed readers have decades of experiences, along with a measurable track record. The connects those of us at Great American Script Contest have made work in film, TV and video in Los Angeles and Chicago as well as running two major film festivals, help us bring the connections and legit opportunists for our entrants.

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